Moore Impact, a collaborative partner and 501(c)(3) exempt entity under Moore Philanthropy, provides a tax-exempt vehicle that allows donor collaboratives, giving circles, advocacy initiatives, and urgent response funds to accept donations and make grants in the U.S. and abroad.
The role of a fiscal sponsor is to perform several different financial and administrative functions on behalf of projects. Including but not limited to taking on the responsibilities of administering and receiving charitable contributions. At Moore Impact, we provide additional services to support projects in living out their missions and programming.
Please review our website and FAQs. If you believe that fiscal sponsorship is for you, we encourage you to fill out the form, answering all questions, and the Moore Impact team will respond within 5 to 7 business days.
Domestic and international organizations and projects.
New, existing, and short term projects, and certain rapid response organizations.
Back-office administrative support and fiscal oversight – Bookkeeping, Human Resources, Strategy, Forecasting, Planning, and Grantmaking.
Each project/fund entity is different and there is no one size fits all approach. However, it is typically two weeks. In some cases, it may take longer but we want to ensure that potential projects have all they need to succeed and live out their programming and missions.
Yes, as long as they are contractors of the project/organization and not employees.
Unfortunately, no. There are several components we consider before partnering with a project. A few of those factors are mission and ethos alignment, meeting the standard for exemption status, and project acceleration. Of course, there are other considerations to becoming a project of Moore Impact, and while we strive to partner all with projects that come to us, it may not be possible. However, we are always happy to recommend some of our colleagues that may be a better fit.
Moore Impact serves as a fiscal sponsor for time-limited projects, campaigns, and mission-driven enterprises that may lack tax-exempt status. Many begin a project or a fund because of an immediate need but lack the options for rapidly starting this work or quickly disbursing funds to communities. Moore Impact can work with you immediately to begin accepting donations, create and execute a giving strategy, and eventually help you sunset or prepare your initiative for long-term sustainability.
Having a vehicle that can accelerate grantmaking responsibly and systematically is critical to funding social change in these instances.
And yet, despite the altruistic nature of philanthropy, the field has consistently overlooked funding leaders of color who have lived experience in the problems the sector is trying to solve. In an industry that purports its commitment to serving the underserved, the lack of diverse leadership and low levels of funding towards nonprofit leaders of color are clear indicators of the sector’s shortcomings.
Moore Impact was established because of our commitment to changing this norm. Unless more leaders who are intimately involved in dealing with systemic change are in positions of power, philanthropy will continue to perpetuate inequity.